Facebook Users Beware: New ‘Password Reset’ Scam

It has recently been revealed that there is a new threat out-there for Facebook users world-wide, this latest scam comes via email and asks Facebook users to reset their Facebook password.

The scam itself involves users receiving a legitimate-looking email from what victims believe is Facebook, this email tells users that they need to reset their Facebook password, to do this you have to download an attachment.

Once the attachment is downloaded it can result in your computer being infected with a range of different malware, such as password-stealing Trojans or fake antivirus solutions, both of which are a threat to users.

McAfee are reporting that over the last 48 hours detections of the particular exploit have risen dramatically, therefore it shows that many users are falling for this relatively simple scam.

If you think you have been infected I would recommend updating your antivirus protection and doing a full system scan, if you have received any dodgy-looking emails recently from what claims to be Facebook I would recommend deleting these as companies don’t send you unsolicited passwords.

Source: CRN

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Written by Jamie Pert

Jamie has a background in computer repairs and maintenance along with network administration, he now enjoys utilizing the benefits of new technologies and enjoys writing about anything that brings new technology to the world.

He began writing for Product Reviews in mid 2009 and has since expanded his knowledge across a wide-base of devices, he is looking to get more hands-on experience with new devices to gain a better understanding of the latest and greatest technologies.

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